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president obama supports a ban on assault weapons proposed by california democratic senator dianne feinstein. getting it through congress quickly is highly unlikely, but the mere mention of a ban is enough to send sales soaring. and it's not just guns. brownell's, the world's largest firearm supplier, said it morently sold more than three- and-a-half years worth of a.r.- ag magazines in three days. even before newtown, sales of guns and ammunition this year were surging. chb.i. background checks of intential gun buyers were up 31% 20 november 2012 over 2011. in a report issued prior to newtown, the market research rack ibis world, which tracks the gun industry, found gun venthusiasts are working dermselves into a frenzy over what another four years under the obama administration may hold for gun laws." an instructor at nova firearms re falls church, virginia, where hey nearly sold out of a.r.-15s and high-capacity magazines after newtown. so, ironically, this shooting is a.spiring more people to buy this gun, the a.r.-15, and these mgh-round magazines. >> if i could, i would give ynator fein
. california on the brink of a weather nightmare. another day, another dollar that you earned could soon be lost, gone to uncle sam. does this sound like the people who work for you are any closer to hammering out a deal before we all go over the so-called fiscal cliff? >> i think we're going over the cliff. >> harris: a dire prediction about the reality which could hit us all. and in this, from the man picked to represent the white house in all this. >> i think we have a very good chance for coming together on agreement. >> is that just wishful thinking or is there something going on behind the scenes that we don't know about? tonight, getting a handle on where we really stand in the showdown over taxes and spending cuts. and, one of the busiest forces in the world is in los angeles and there's a good chance something in your home once passed through here. now, union workers hitting picket lines, refusing to work until they get what they want. fox reports. the potential economic fallout on the rest of us from a union fighting to survive. and some less than bright criminals caught on tap
-- >> ifill: the legal showdown between california health center that discusses marijuana and >> ifill: we have the story of a legal showdown between a california health center that dispenses marijuana and federal authorities. >> just people feel safe coming here. like going to your neighborhood cvs or anywhere else. >> brown: open season in congress look >> brown: seven weeks after election day, there are open seats in congress. we look at contests in three senate races. >> ifill: fred de sam lazaro profiles a priest who became a doctor to help haiti's poor and orphaned children. >> brown: and we close with a conversation with the editor of a new anthology of verse: 100 poems written over 100 years. >> it doesn't have poetry. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of
been diverted to. >> reporter: normally it could with stopped in southern california, but there is no one on the job to unload the cargo. on a rainy saturday night, cranes and dock workers were in motion at the port of oakland, unloading the latest ship to arrive. in southern california, a storm of a different kind has brought business to a standstill at the port of los angeles and long beach. the two busiest ports in the state. longshoremen walked off the job to support about00 clerical workers who have been on strike since tuesday. >> all of our containers are on the ocean and off of the coast of california and monday we'll find out if they have been diverted. >> others have been diverted. so far nine cargo ships have headed to other ports including oakland. >> there may be a few ships that come through oakland, but those are ones that normally make the call here. >> reporter: longshoremen are downplaying the impact on the port of oakland and say they will stay on-the-job while their counterparts in southern california continue. now they have a tentative agreemen
a remarkable career here on abc 7. stay with us. kx;x$ú >>> a federal appeals court blocked the california law banning day conversion therapy, pugt the law on hold until it can hear arguments on the issue the law banning conversions be there aims to turn gay minors straight was to take affect january 1. counselors and two families say their teen-aged sons benefited from it sought the injunction after a lower court redees -- refuse aid request. >> news that 800 jobs in chevron headquarters are being moved to houston, texas. david louie is live tonight and sounds like officials there got very little warning. >> they didn't get very much warning. the mayor tells me that he got the bad news yesterday afternoon from chevron but apparently, the plan to moist jobs to texas had been underway for months. >> this is not something you want to see. it's a big impact here. >> 800 jobs represents just under a 4th of the 3500 employees at the san ramone headquarters. chevron says it told workers but didn't make it public until sending out an e mail yesterday. five business units are involved, all support the
the san fransesquito creek. crews from the city and california conservation corps spent a lot of christmas stacking sandbags on the levee to keep the creek out of gardens neighborhood. there's already been some flooding from ver buena verbena drive to areas in the neighborhood. it made for a less than happy christmas. >> kids didn't wake up in the morning thinking they have to help their parents clean up the yards and cars. >> people were evacuated from one unsafe home because water got into the electrical outlets. east palo alto is working on a long-term solution to the flooding. >>> the storm has dumped a lot of snow in the sierra. not everyone felt like fighting the traffic and chain controls to get up there. some bay area families decided to head out right after opening their presents and play in the first snow they found. >> 6:00 in the morning got all our stuff and food and came out at 9:00. >> looks like fun. there's more snow than usual this winter. the california department of water resources said there's been 140% increase in this year's snowpack. remember, you can track the stor
-mom, the friend. >>reporter: family fries in southern california where rivera lived still trying to comprehend the superstar sudden death. singer jet crashed in northern mexico following a concert killing 7 people including rivera. >> we are like in denial. many keep news prayer. there are no words. >>reporter: soulful singer seemed to have a special bond with latino followers. battled poverty, divorce other hardship to achieve success. >> she has been through so many up and down and she got through it. yes. so i do admire her. as a woman. >>reporter: social network site twitter and facebook are exploding with condolences. rivera death has many others searching the internet to find out more about the talented artist killed at the height of her career. >> huge loss of a human being. more than just music. >>reporter: many fans knew of her personal challenge because of her reality tv show i love jenni where she interactd with her family and toured the united states and mexico. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> many coming up next. woman who survived 6 frigid days in the sierra. tonight you
, a california . >>> vamos con osvaldo te escuchamos . >>> que tal buenas tardes , nos encontramos aquí en las inmediaciones del aeropuerto de long beach un vuelo de monterrey mexico , pudiese llegar con los restos de jenny rivera , acompañado con familiares donde identificaron los restos de jenny rivera , partio de la ciudad de monterrey a las 2:40 de la tarde hora de monterrey ,y se piensa que llegara en menos de 1 hora se había negado a aceptar que las autoridades , mexicanas , no habían confirmado , que jenny rivera había fallecido , con los restos con lo que se ha dicho ha sido descrito como un contenedor con cenizas el cierre y porsupuesto que la pregunta de que manera se va a dar la despedida , la familia en conferencia de prensa dijo que estaban considerando opciones ,y repetimos en cualquier momento , van a llegar el avión con los restos de jenny rivera , de regreso al sur de california es toda la información que tenemos del aeropuerto de la ciudad de long beach , de regreso a los estudios . >>> y justamente , hace un par de horas la familia de jenny rivera , hizo una conferen
of a trash can in southern california, a 6- year-old heard yelping coming from the can. the dog weighing barely three pounds was curled up and cold. >> i was surprised somebody would leave her there. i was sad, it was really cold and it was shivering. >> she took her home but her landlord does not allow dogs. she is hoping he will make an exception. right now eve will be adopted out in a few weeks fist she can not keep her. >>> keeping an eye on the new year's eve and day forecast for us. >> yes. the dog has the right idea. sweaters are are the name of the game. in the overnight hours, expect frost through midweek. it is the low overnight temperatures, really going to keep an eye on it for the next few days. taking outside, show you what it looks like right now. clear skies, barely a cloud outside. hopefully you got to enjoy the the sup shine. chilly out there. 49, san jose, 52 in santa rosa. 56 in oakland right now. so, overnight tonight. that is when we could see patchy frost, especially in some of the inland valleys, cool, look at that. 29 is the overnight low. going to dip below free
in california statewide. >> to toyota settled with our orders over unintended acceleration in 2009 and 2010. >> and a glass agreed to pay more than a billion dollars to install new safety features to compensate owners. >> drivers to toyota because floor mats for getting stuck, causing their vehicles to accelerate. >> under the agreement, toyota will a solid brick override system. >> the company will also set up a fund of to a $1 million to compensate former toward your honour'toyao ota owners whd their cars at a reduced the a because of the negative publicity. >> >> will come belcome back. the e is 4:15. >> christmas is behind us now be wondering what to do with your christmas tree. >> and san francisco it is a quick restart very second. >> for two weeks after that, the city will become trees and left on the curb. >> all lights, ornaments and tinsel must be off the tree. >> the tree is not good for composting is too acidic. >> the trees will be turned into wood chips will to be burn for alternative energy fuel. san francisco runs the oldest christmas tree recycling program the country. >> t
. the snow pack provides a third of the water supply for homes, farms and industries in california. >> a man is arrested for dousing a woman with alcohol and setting her on fire at a bus stop. the shocking details a witness shared with investigators overnight. >> snow, freezing rain and strong winds. how hundreds of flights are affected by the northeast storms. . >>> good thursday morning. we are looking outside. we get a break in the rainfall for today. cloud cover in the short term. sykes partly cloudy this afternoon. >> welcome back. right now the president is on air force one going back to washington. he shook hands before leaving his vacation in hawaii. he has important talks scheduled to avert the fiscal cliff. >>> as we showed you, the senate is back in session. they are hoping to strike a deal and avoid the fiscal cliff. we are in washington where some republicans are pessimistic an agreement can be reached. >> reporter: the senate majority leader is on the floor right now. we will take a live look at the capitol. he is trying to get republican support for the latest democratic pla
in northern california. >> lawmakers head home for the holidays without a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." >> and there's good and bad news for california jobs. unemployment is down, but find out which big company is taking hundreds of jobs out of state. [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. chevron plans to move those spots to houston over the nt two years.. but the company does plan to keep i corporate headquarters in san ramon. th some 800 bay area jobs may move out of town. chevron plans to move 800 jobs to houston but keep their headquarters in san ramon. >>> california's jobless rate dipped below 10% last month for the first time in four years. we are down to 9.8%. that's from 10.1% in october. the last time the cali
for the bay area. the rainfall to the north. through california and oregon and a notice on your screen at the specs of blue. indicating snowfall. and just how cold it this system is coming down. let us take a look at the rainfall the futurecast. pressing towards the north bay. fairfield, antioch, and some heavier cells near petaluma, vallejo. and along the san mateo coast. some of lingering showers possible for your morning commute. with rainfall that could continue for the early afternoon. mostly dry but we were showers especially near the coast. as for temperatures? chilly. 49 in daly city. 50s in pleasanton and it is only going to get colder. we will take a look of those towns coming up in just a bit. >>pam: some contra costa county residents are losing their local fire stations. it is all because of a tax measure voters did *not pass in november. tonight - grant lodes is standing by to show us which areas are impacted. but first - justine waldman is live at a county meeting -- where some harsh decisions were made today. justine? enoug >> the board meeting is still happening. and i
is charles from california, on the democratic line. you are on with damian paletta of the wall street journal. caller: why in the world the we keep arguing about the fiscal cliff, because i know in my heart that the republicans are stopping this. there's no one else. we are still sitting here fighting and the republicans are still fighting him. guest: he raises a point a lot of democrats agree with. you talk to republicans and they say it's the democrats' fault. why can't the president give us a proposal we can vote on, they ask. each party believes they are right and the other side is wrong. that's why we are here a couple days before new year's wondering what policy makers will do at the white house meeting today. host: scott is from colorado springs on the republican line. good morning. caller: good morning. a couple things. i get tired of hearing obama was campaigning about we need to get a hold on spending. yet he comes back around with a $1.2 trillion budget. the other thing is harry reid has not voted on over 40 bills the republicans and put up there. he blames the republicans. i stopp
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the question becomes, how far can they get. >> reporter: i'm confident that california schools are safe. >> reporter: california's superintendent expects new discussions about metal detectors at schools and camera systems, fences and guards. he has alerted all 1,100 school districts to review their plans. >> we can't live in fear and have every school be a closed fortress of some kind. it's a place of learning. >>> schools around the country are trying to reassure anxious parents and in some places putting extra security in place for tomorrow. >> monday is going to be the safest day. >> this mom ice skating today with her 6-year-old daughter points out sandy hook school had a locked front door. visitors had to be buzzed in but the gunman blew himself in. >> it's not going to stop somebody, if that's their intention they think about it and then they do it. >> you still have to be free to roam and their children but i think adults have to be more aware. >> reporter: state legislators say schools like any civic building or public area are vulnerable because they are accessible. >> schools
. she's a psychologist in the prison system out here in california. on the mental health aspect of all of this. obviously a lot to talk about and i don't know if i was saying -- to jacki at the top, i don't know if you're like me, you can't turn it off. i literally thought i don't know how many times i thought i was going to vomit. you can't stop watching. >> what got me on friday was the footage of the children crying in the parking lot. that was -- >> stephanie: well the president last night i just thought, you know, i don't know how you couldn't cry. the part where he said jesus said little children come to me. he had to -- list their names. anyway, you know, we've been talking about these issues, obviously those of us in this arena for so many years. that's what everybody is asking, right? will this time actually be different. my sense is that it is. i hope i'm right. you know what i mean. when people say now is not the time. when? when 100 first graders get shot in the face. would that be a better time?
blocked california law banning gay conversion therapy. ninth circuit court of appeals issued emergency order putting the law on hold until it can hear full arguments on this issue. the law banning conversion therapy that aims to turn gay minor straight was to take effect on january 1st. counts lors who practice the therapy and 2 family who say the teenager son benefit from it saw it injunction after lower court refused their request. >>> big oil making a big move out of the bay area. chevron announced today it's moving 800 workers out of its san ramone headquarters for greener pasture in texas. here's business technology reporter david. >> it's not something that you want to see losing 800 job. that's a big impact here in san ramone. >>reporter: 800 jobs is a fourth of the total work force at san ramone headquarters. chevron told affected work twors months ago but didn't make it public until it sent out an all employee e-mail yesterday. all 5 of these support 7 ron and all workers now work side by side in houston. chevron said the headquarters will remain in san ramone. stewart
of pollock pines. the california department of water resources says there's been a 140% increase in this year's snowpack. >>> here in the bay area it wasn't a white christmas, it was a wet one. we saw heavy rainfall from time to time yesterday throughout the day. at times the rain came down at the rate of .2" an hour and in santa rosa the rain just hasn't stopped in nearly a month. up there in sonoma county, they have gotten 15 inches of rain since november 28th. that's more than a foot of rain in just four weeks. and the threat of more flooding is causing concerns along san fransesquito creek on the peninsula. a new layer of sandbags is on the levee along the creek in east palo alto. there's already been flooding from verbena to daphne way. some homes were evacuated after water seeped through a levee. >> we had to leave everything behind. >> we had a bad christmas so we're ready to move on. >> there is one home that's still vacant because water do into electrical outlets making it too dangerous to occupy. east palo alto is working to fix it including increasing the creek as capacity to carry
sitting offshore. it is making its way to northern california. i have been looking at the latest models. there is some disagreement. yesterday's models were showing widespread rain and then that would spread from north to south however, these latest models did not indicate that their future cast 4 dick's by 8:00 a.m. mostly cloudy conditions. set the clock into motion. green on your screen. this is offshore. as we set the clock into motion by 9:00 p.m.. he was a the yellow and green remains on the screen. mesolite rai for the coast linemaybe some light rain for the coast line. by the 8:00 a.m. hour we could see light rain around san jose and mountain view. it depends on where you're located. east bay interior valleys may not see any rain at all. in terms of afternoon highs 54 vallejo. 514 concord. for antioch some spots. fairfield may not even reach the fifties. 53 in hayward. the same for fremont. 52 in livermore. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows once the many storm is out of our hair sunny conditions. temperatures are a bit warmer. we should be dry as we enter 2013.
warriors do. he spent time in a recovery facility in california to cope with the mental wounds of war. then in august, john decided to get some r&r. he wanted to go to costa rica with a fellow marine, ian, and they wanted to go on a surfing trip. according to ian, surfing gave john a peace of mind and helped really with his therapy. so the two packed up their car with their surf boards and began their journey from florida to costa rica. their trip took them through texas to the border, brownsville, texas. there they crossed the international border into matamoros, mexico, and that's as far as they got. john carried with him 100-year-old antique gun, a family air loom that belonged to his grandfather. when they arrived at the customs and border protection in texas, john did what he was supposed to do. he filled out all the necessary paperwork. he talked to u.s. customs and verified with them that the gun did not violate any mexican law. the two allegedly handed the mexican officials the paperwork regarding the rifle, but instead of continuing on their way to costa rica to go surfing, h
it a little push. the ice just clogs it up. >> reporter: the storm started in california last weekend and crossed the country creating blizzards in the midwest and south. several people died in traffic accidents. and the roads remain dangerous for holiday travelers heading home. in arkansas, this man needed a tow after sliding into a ditch. >> going about 55 or 60 and i hit like a chunk of ice or something. >> reporter: the weather caused thousands of flight cancellations this week. and more delays are expected in the northern part of the country today. one family is trying to get to miami and keeping an eye on their flight. >> we are delayed a bit. hopefully we'll get out of here. i'm fine with an hour delay. just, you know, trying to at least make it out some point today. >> reporter: in the south, people are still cleaning up after a series of christmas day tornadoes. the powerful winds ripped this trailer park in alabama apart. >> the home behind us was rolled off its foundations into the woods and pretty much destroyed and obliterated. >> reporter: it's believed some 40 tornadoe
: the california highway patrol reports drunk driving has already caused 15 fatal crashes on california roadways during this first part of the long holiday weekend. that's compared to just three deaths during the same period a year ago. >> when you mix alcohol and you mix the rain, you have a bad recipe there and it's usually a recipe for disaster. >> reporter: in the first two days of a maximum enforcement period in the bay area the chp says there have been three fatal crashes and 111 dui arrests. >> we've seen a lot of people being involved in collisions because they might have a little alcohol on board and be driving way above the speed limit. >> reporter: we saw that ourselves driving on 880 this afternoon. each chp officer in the bay -- office in the bay area are sending out special teams to look for dui drivers. >> as many as fremont can get out i appreciate it. i'm sorry they can't be with their family but believe me, as a citizen of fremont i greatly appreciate it. >> reporter: despite this recent spike in arrests, the numbers have been steadily declining over the last several years. in
himself. >>> in california, a day of fishing turned deadly when two were swept away by a large wave. an adult and a juvenile were pulled into the ocean. they're bodies were found about 100 yards offshore. a third fireman was also washed away when he made it back to land and waved for help. >>> and former president george h.w. bush is said to be improving. but he remains in intensive care in a hospital in houston. a family spokesman says mr. bush is alert and in good spirits. he's been talking with his doctors and nurses. and i heard singing. the 88-year-old former president has been hospitalized for more than a month now because of a bronchitis-related cough and fever. >>> and finally, how is this for a way to get rid of your old christmas tree. instead of dumping it in your front yard, you can serve it for dinner to goats. if you happen to live in rhode island. a petting zoo in rhode island, they're feeding the trees to dozen of goats. they eat them in perfect silence, as you hear there. apparently they like chomping on the pine needles. >> that was a cow. >> hang on, okay? goats a
of work americans to work for their companies. this is one of the fairs in california. can did needs skilled workers to tap into its oil resources. california has become a prime target because it's 9.8% unemployment rate. >>> youtube sensation scoring much more than just fame on the internet. norwegian kicker getting the chance to be in the nfl. the 27-year-old had a tryout with the new york jets. he was tested on field goals and kickoff. he said it went well and hoping to score a contract by the 2013 contract. >> clayton: let's be honest, the jets need help. they get some guy from the hills of the netherlands to kick a field goal sideways, maybe that's what they need. >> juliet: don't be sassy. journey, their lead singer now, it's a guy they found on youtube, in the philippines. he was a karaoke singer. he's fantastic. >> kelly: that's the tway to do it these days. >> clayton: back in the days, typically when you went on a date, maybe go to match.com, you look at their qualities, maybe look at their appearance. >> kelly: i think so. >> clayton: their likes, their interests. do they
. >>> and another nasty storm is drenching the west coast, from northern california, into portland and seattle. this is the fourth big rainmaker to hit that area in a week. and this time, it could dump up to five inches of rain and cause even more flooding and destruction. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: after several days of drenching rain, downed trees, flooding and rockslides, families throughout the west are finally getting a break in the severe weather to clean up. three storms have slammed through the region in less than a week, dumping up to a foot of rain in some areas. washing out entire roads. and even creating this 20-foot sinkhole in lafayette, california. the other big danger, large trees continue to fall from the saturated ground. this one nearly crushed a man. how close did it come to you? >> within feet of my trucks. >> reporter: slick roads have led to several major crashes. >> there's been a couple of big accidents. >> reporter: this big rig jackknifed, shutting down a major l.a. intersection monday. and the soaking isn't over yet. >> in that momentary dry patc
-mom, the friend. >>reporter: family friends in southern california where rivera lived still trying to comprehend the superstar sudden death. singer jet crashed in northern mexico following a concert killing 7 people including rivera. >> we are like in denial. many keep news prayer. there are no words. >>reporter: soulful singer seemed to have a special bond with latino followers. battled poverty, divorce other hardship to achieve success. >> she has been through so many up and down and she got through it. yes. so i do admire her. as a woman. >>reporter: social network site twitter and facebook are exploding with condolences. rivera death has many others searching the internet to find out more about the talented artist killed at the height of her career. >> huge loss of a human being. more than just music. >>reporter: many fans knew of her personal challenge because of her reality tv show i love jenni where she interactd with her family and toured the united states and mexico. in san jose, abc 7 news. >> many coming up next. woman who survived 6 frigid days in the sierra. tonight you
more in the northernmost part of california. a lot of clouds are associated with this system. it will slowly make its way to the bay area. we're not seeing too much here on our models by 8:00 a.m. this morning. putting it into motion later on tonight it is running parallel to the coastline we could see some light rain for the coast. it will be in the north bay and it will not spread too far and land. there may be a pot of our waking up saturday morning. it is a cold start out there, pretty chilly in san francisco 45. 42 in oakland and upper 30's out the door in san carlos 35 for concord and livermore. the temperatures are as much as nine degrees colder than 24 hours ago. afternoon highs for today is that mostly cloudy conditions. san jose 54 in palo alto and turning our attention to the east bay upper '40's is that after the high for fairfield 51 for concord 53 for pleasanton. light rain expected for the north bay and napa and 52 degrees in richmond. san bruno is coming in at 51 degrees. 7 day around the bay forecast shows mild weather returning to the bay area saturday after
. >> hunker down. >>> and a series of avalanches in california's tahoe resort area has claimed a second life. veteran ski patroller bill foster was buried for about eight minutes after the intentionally started avalanche got out of hand. a snowboarder in a separate resort also died in an avalanche. the area got several inches of snow over the weekend, creating dangerous conditions. >>> in newtown, connecticut, thousands of people from all over the country came to pay their respects on christmas day. volunteers have been keeping watch over a candle light vigil for the 20 children and 6 adults who died in the massacre. and at christmas services, they were told that good always overcomes evil. >> i can't believe something like this happened. i have two little children and i'm able to go home to them and some of their parents aren't. so i'm just here to pay my respects. >> it's not just small towns around connecticut, south carolina, brooklyn, you know, it's deserved of course, but it's hard to compartmentalize this. >> volunteers from nearby towns filled in for the newtown police force so those
. it's pretty serious and that's not cool. >> the california highway patrol is already out checking for people celebrating the new years holiday a little too much and police operated a dui checkpoint last night and early this morning. police say research shows crashing involving alcohol drop by 20% when checkpoints are well stubbly sized. they account for one-third of traffic deaths. it will last until 3:00 saturday morning. >>> thank you. president obama has called congressional leaders from both parties to the white house today as a last ditch effort to avoid the cliff. president obama cut short his vacation to return to washington. coming up at 8:15, the odds that they'll be able to come up with a deal before january 1st. >> people in the midwest and northeast are still dealing with the aftermath of a huge winter storm there. snowplows as you can see there snow fell for over 16 hours. >> in arkansas more than 200,000 people still without power because of the storm and it could be that way for the next few days. the death of a dozen people are now being blamed on that storm. >> ti
today. >>> severe flooding is a problem in northern california. highways in sonoma california are under water. and up in the mountains, up to four feet of snow expected to fall in the sierra nevada. it is the second wave of storms to hit northern california sense friday. the rainy weather also grounded dozens of flights around the san francisco bay area. the san francisco international up to 30 flights have been canceled and many more delayed. that includes incoming and departing flights. just in time for holiday travel. >> as if the holidays aren't stressful enough with other things. good luck, everybody, getting around. >>> while the west takes that beating, the gulf coast is bracing for tornadoes during this holiday weekend. >> good morning, andrew. >> much of the nation will be relatively tranquil for your holiday travels, our big unsettled area will be across portions of the south and the gulf coast especially. disturbance pushing through and strong thunderstorms late tonight in the houston area, into tomorrow. then louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, looking at torrential do
would be prepared to do that. >> the democratic line is next, california. donna, hello. caller: i would like to state -- i think that one of our biggest problems is that the republican party has sold us out to grovers inquest. i think that everyone who took that pledge should be fired from the congress. they took an oath of office first. they have given away the oath. i sincerely believe that your republican party has gone down the tubes with the tea party and the evangelical christians. we no longer have freedom of religion. they want us to believe what they believe, stuff like this. that is the reason why we are facing this cliff. because of that. >> let's go next to texas. john, welcome to the conversation. >> thank you for having me on. ivory with jerry. >> jerry said that he would be comfortable with his taxes coming up. caller: it should not just be the 48%. it should be the 51% below war not paying any taxes. if they want to live in america, they should otherwise go back to where they came from. if you have got people just sitting there in the 51%, just sitting without rolling, w
tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california rise? without objection. ms. hahn: madam speaker, tonight in time's square, hundreds of thousands of people will be there at midnight to watch that ball drop. but here in congress we have also dropped the ball. we are in the final days of the 112th congress and no one expected us to be here on the house floor on new year's eve, but here we are racing towards that fiscal cliff, towards higher taxes on the middle class, on slashed investment for the american people, including nutrition for mothers and infants, education for our children, and our infrastructure. what part of the cliff sounds like a good plan? i know i'm not the only one who spent time with families that it will hurt. i know i'm not the only one who has visited the businesses worried that our country could have another recession. we should not be playing this game of chicken. there is too much at stake to have politics as usual. we have an opportunity to prevent the fiscal cliff, but in order to do so we must act as a unified
next call is charles from california, on the democratic line. you are on with damian paletta of the wall street journal. >> we will break away. live now to the capital. that is senator ben nelson from nebraska, retiring, make your marks on c-span. -- making remarks on c-span. thank you. we thought we would catch a moment of his comments, which were brief. we're standing by four senators coming back from their party caucuses. caller: the other thing is harry reid has not voted on over 40 bills the republicans have put up there, and he blames republicans. , isopod you were supposed to bring bills up there and talk about them and vote on then. they have not pass a budget in over four years. they are not being responsible for that. guest: that is what makes him such a powerful figure. they said we sent you the legislation that would help the deficit cannot help create more jobs, and democrats in the senate have not acted. democrats say those are partisan bills with no bipartisan support. that is why the leader -- senate leader reid is going to be at the white house today because
4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >>pam: tonight, california's utility regulators have decided to allow p-g&e to share the cost of pipeline upgrades with you. their customers. the utility company was ordered to improve the safety of its natural gas the massive explosion in san bruno. that killed 8 people more than two years ago. and now, with the approval of state regulators, some of the cost is being passed on to you. j. r. stone is following this. san bruno. >> this neighborhood where the blast happened two years ago has been under construction for some time in. you concede this directly behind me the mayor of san bruno is outraged toward not only will pg&e be charging you to improve the safety but it will also be making money off of it to. >> we would not be here if they did not blow or neighborhood. these proceedings took place today they impact making a profit. this is not going to be over for a long shot. this is a slap in our face to the neighborhood. >> there were eight people killed in the san bruno explosion. basically, this ruling is to say you were going to
. >>> in california, campus police shot and killed a graduate student at california state university in san baernardinobe. police say the student was shot and killed after he became aggressive and got into an altercation with officers in the hall ray of the dorm. >>> and a shooting on the tule indian reservation. the suspect hector salea shot and killed three people before taking off in a car with his two young daughters. police caught up with salea before exchanging gun fire with him. >>> a search is underway now for popular mexican-american singer jenni rivieeriererrivera. she performed at a concert last night in monterrey mexico. >>> here in atlanta, two parents were charged after encouraging their daughter to fight another girl at a bus stop. [ bleep ] [ bleep ] the fight was recorded and posted on youtube while the father allegedly warned everyone not to interfere. the mother of the girl who was the target spoke with our affiliate wsb. >> the father is there, saying nobody touch my child, but my child was on the ground, pleading for someone to get her off of her. my child could have di
. california, a driver running right off the road and into a home in suburban sacramento. the car blasting a huge hole in the side of the house. two people were inside, but thankfully unhurt. police are investigating the man behind the wheel for drunk driving. new york, the snow must go. football fans hitting ralph wilson stadium to clear out the place before sunday's game. workers paid $10 an hour, not too bad for true blue bills fans. >> it is a fun time. usually off during the holidays, and you get to go and take some cool photos. >> rhode island, hmm. christmas trees. turns out goats love them. a farm outside providence is taking old christmas trees from around town so the goats can feast away. >> it started a few years back when we gave them our own christmas tree. >> the pushier ones will get there first and then the wimpy ones will have what is left. >> that's across america. >>> in new york they are getting ready for the biggest new year's eve party in the world. it is tradition alley times square. organizers prepared to welcome a million people at the crossroads of the world. anna
news, moscow. >>> in southern california police are searching for an assailant who stabbed two teenagers at a shopping mall. the victims, a boy and a girl both under the age of 18 were attacked near a movie theater in redondo beach. that was last night. they were rushed to the hospital. both underwent emergency surgery. no word on what may have led to those stabbings. >>> new york city police have arrested the woman they say pushed a man onto subway tracks killing him. prosecutors charge menendez with murder as a hate crime. she allegedly told police she shoved a man onto the track because she hates hindus and muslims because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. >>> the victim, sunando sen, was from india. >>> and finally, changing subjects here, talk about quick thinking. a small boat was caught on camera as it went up in flames on the bank of a lake in new zealand. no one on land could reach the boat but watch as another boat on the water speeds by creating a wake, clever thinking there, enough to drown out the flames in one shot but the boater made a couple more passes to make sur
through california. it looks like most of the stormy weather now headed eastward. we'll dry things out over the next couple of days. really the main weather concern over the next few days will be some of that dense fog late night and early-morning hours. outside skies are mostly cloudy, mild temperatures, 50s across the board, 56 degrees in san jose. 54 in san francisco. and 56 in livermore. i think as we head toward the afternoon we'll find some partly cloudy skies, 60s into much of the south bay. heading to the east bay may take longer for the low clouds and fog it break up. so plan on upper 50s and low 60s. and then inside the bay, you will find about 60 degrees in oakland. 59 in san francisco. and about 59 degrees also in sausalito so warr weather is on the way in time for the weekend. more coming up. >> thank you. >>> a deadly fire is under investigation here in san francisco in the ingleside heights neighborhood. fire started about 8:30 last night at the home on saint charles avenue. one person was found dead inside that home. >>> a lot of questions this morning about pleasant hi
. the suspect got away. an amazing rescue at a frozen lake in california all caught on tape. robert has the story. >> the video camera she got is a christmas present captured it all. christmas day, a man came down a hill and fell through the thin ice of jackson lake. those who tried to save him fell into the freezing water. >> it turned into a total disaster. people falling in trying to save him and in themselves. >> that is the voice of her husband. >> by through the rope out. it was about 7 feet short of getting to him. we noticed he did not know how to swim. we observed him go under three times. >> more people went on to the fragile ice, including children. then another attempt. the man who tried to save him as well. inner tubes and selds. finally, rope to pull them to shore. >> it does not get cold enough for anyone to be on the ice. they are fortunate everybody came out alive. it was hard to watch. >> still ahead on 11 news, the countdown is on for the big new year's eve party. baltimore is getting ready for its fireworks show. >> it was windy and cold. we do have rain and snow in
california after a weekend blast of wet weather. dozens of flights were cap seld at bay area airports. >> and the area's famous vineyards under water. >> reporter: it's the christmas trip turned travel nightmare for drivers on the east and west coast. in northern california, with nor snow expected to blanket the sierra mountains, cars are having trouble just staying on the road. >> the roads were pretty bad. there's definitely going to be chain control for the next two days at least going into christmas. >> reporter: with warmer temperatures in the bay area, the pounding rain has been the big hazard. near san jose, this bad accident happened after one driver going too fast skidded across five lanes, crashing into the other. believe it or not, police say no one was hurt. >> people are still drives fast. you have to watch out for them and try to slow down and anticipate the worst of what other people may do when they hit puddles or something. >> reporter: across the country in syracuse, new york, plows are working overtime, dealing with two consecutive days of snow this weekend, leave t
poach at ocean beach. >> good morning, i'm captain houston with the california national guard. i'm with first marine briged. i've been coming to san francisco since may for the planning efforts and i got to participate in the com drill with 6 marines and we were dispersed from all 3 different sites. >> good morning, everybody, my name is michelle geddis, i'm with the san francisco department of emergency management, i'm responsible for the project management ofrs and one of our major programs is the interoperatability program. so i was more than delighted to be part of this com exercise, i was able to be an evaluator at the ocean beach location and we have a lot of lessons learned to talk about. thanks. >> one of the challenges that we have in civilian and also you as military is that common operating picture. how do we make sure that all of our resources in the field, back in the command post, have the same operating picture and we can ensure that we have an unity of effort of everyone. and with the command and control exercise that we started with, this was one great opportu
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